LOS ANGELES — Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake is encouraging industry members to join her and Team Wicked on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles — which drake will lead for the fifth time.
Team Wicked raised $15,416 at AIDS Walk Los Angeles last year. Over the last four years, Team Wicked has raised almost $70,000 for the event, benefiting AIDS charities.
“Once again, I am so excited about Team Wicked and AIDS Walk Los Angeles and all the support we’ve been getting,” drake said. “Every year, Team Wicked is one of the top fundraising teams, and we really want to keep that going.”
Drake is speaking out on California’s Proposition 60 as well. The proposal will be on the state ballot in November.
“This year, we'll also be utilizing our platform and high visibility to increase voter awareness in an effort to defeat Prop 60,” drake said. “Our team t-shirts, banners and signs will say #NoProp60, and I’m asking everyone in the industry to support us and join in our effort to raise money for a cause that is very dear to our hearts and at the same time, help us educate voters. Also, as some of you may know, this is how I celebrate my birthday every year. So please join me after we cross the finish line for a champagne brunch."
This year, Team Wicked aims to raise $20,000 for AIDS Walk Los Angeles; so far, they have raised $5,500, or 28 percent of that goal — making it second among all teams participating. Drake herself has raised $2,800 for the effort.
To make a donation, visit Team Wicked’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles page at this link.
“We’re thrilled to see jessica once again lead Team Wicked and bring together so many amazing and generous people under one banner,” said Steve Orenstein, owner and president of Wicked Pictures. “While it is still early, it seems this year, both the size of the team and money raised will be higher than ever. This is a great cause, and whether through Team Wicked or elsewhere, we encourage everyone to support it.”
In addition to drake, Team Wicked includes Asa Akira, Ryan Driller and Tyler Nixon, among many others. Adult industry performers and members may join Team Wicked by visiting this link.
Supporters, fans and anyone who wants to make a difference may inquire about walking with Team Wicked by e-mailing press@WickedPictures.com.
In addition to her ongoing work with Team Wicked and other charitable activities, drake is a highly sought after sexual wellness speaker and educator who lectures at universities and leads seminars and workshops around the world. She is the writer, producer, and director of the video series “jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex,” which has received critical acclaim from adult industry publications XBIZ and Fleshbot.com as well as mainstream outlets such as The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Refinery29.
Established in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles was the world’s first walk dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS. Over the last 31 years, the event has raised more than $79 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and advocacy programs. The event, which has served as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the country, is sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).
For more information on “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” visit this link.